Billboard is going for broke in its quest to pander to Selena Gomez and her fans. The publication recently revealed its year-end ranking of the year’s best songs and one of Selena’s sleeper hits topped the list ahead of Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” and the Justin Bieber-assisted “Despacito” from Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.
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Monday, Billboard announced to the world that Ariana Grande was its Female Artist of the Year. Although Ariana graciously accepted the honor, fans couldn’t help but call the charting publication out for overlooking her in its Women in Music event. It seems the award was nothing more than salt in the wound.
Selena Gomez isn’t exactly known for her voice—on her songs or in the political arena. In fact, she spends more time peppering her fans and followers with product placement instead of using her status as Queen of Instagram to speak out on the issues currently impacting the world. After snagging her Billboard Woman of the Year award, it seems that is beginning to change.
Selena Gomez’s Instagram may not sell purses, but it sure can make news. The singer has caused quite a stir after going private for the day on the photo sharing app. Selena closed off her most-followed account on Instagram on Tuesday after sharing an emotional IG story that criticized a portion of the Billboard profile celebrating her “Woman of the Year” award.
Selena Gomez spoke with Billboard as part of her Woman of the Year cover story and the singer reflected on her life leading up to this point and the people who have been a part of it. That means everyone from Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus to Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas were up for discussion.
Selena Gomez is being honored as one of Billboard’s Women of the Year. Despite some of the backlash that followed the announcement, it appears as if Selena is taking the award with a lot of dignity and pride. In a leaked segment from Billboard, the singer explains what it means to be a woman in music today.